Living with extreme tooth loss can greatly affect your ability to comfortably complete day-to-day tasks. Simple things like eating, talking, or even sharing a smile can become difficult and cause you to develop a lack of self-esteem or confidence. But you are not alone! Did you know that a reported 36 million people in America have no teeth? Thankfully, there are numerous treatment options available to help restore your dental health.
In 1988, a dental specialist known as Dr. Paulo Malo treated a patient using a treatment concept that would be known as All-on-4®. The procedure offers patients an affordable and reliable solution to full or partial tooth loss. This treatment option is regarded as especially beneficial because it has the ability to provide the same stability of a single dental implant and the function of full dentures.
Essentially, all-on-4 is a multi-tooth replacement procedure in which all the missing teeth on either the top or bottom row are replace using a bridge supported by four implants in the jaw.
This dental implant procedure allows patients to receive a full set of faux teeth without having to implant each crown individually. Instead, four strategically placed implants are fixed into the jaw. A bridge with crowns is then affixed to the implants. Over time, these implants will fuse to the bone, strengthening the implants as well as the overall jaw muscles and bones.
If you are suffering from tooth loss in any capacity, there is a treatment plan for you. For patients with multi-tooth loss in a row, multiple options can be considered. At Beaufils Dental, we offer solutions to patients who are suffering from tooth loss on either the top or the bottom of the jaw. One of the options that are particularly recommended for those who have lost an entire row of teeth is the all-on-4 treatment.
Many patients opt for this choice because it will help to restore functionality as well as the aesthetic appearance many desire. Plus, you can enjoy immediate results. The entire procedure can be performed in one surgery and you can walk out of the office with a beautiful new smile.
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Additionally, thanks to the 3D dental technology available at Beaufils Dental, we can provide a revolutionized way to view the mouth. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography, more commonly referred to as CBCT or i-CAT, allows Dr. Beaufils to get a more in-depth look at your jaw to ensure more accurate and precise dental procedures.
An all-on-4 procedure requires a full look at the mouth, which can be tricky with just 2D x-rays. Our technology allows us to develop a more defined model of a patient’s mouth, which means our dental bridges can be carefully tailored to fit a patient’s unique jaw structure. Plus, it helps to cut down on the implant procedure time!
Tooth loss has been associated with a number of oral health complications. For starters, tooth loss has been known to contribute to changes in the jaw over time. In other cases, patients may be experienced significant difficulties with their teeth and will require a full-scale extraction. For these patients, all-on-4 dental implants will allow them to eliminate the health problems associated with the damage teeth and gum tissue.
In addition to the risks associated with tooth loss, an all-on-4 treatment allows patients to regain a sense of normalcy in their life. Foods or drinks that they may have otherwise sworn off can be enjoyed and you can feel comfortable enjoy lunch in public again. You can care for your bright new smile the same way you would real teeth: daily brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist.
Dr. Beaufils believes every patient deserves to look and feel their very best. Rather than hiding your smile, you can feel confident showing it off. Achieve a healthier, happier mouth with all-on-4 dental implants.
Beaufils Dental offers Complete Health Dentistry solutions to members of the entire family. We help patients tackle all dental issues at the root of the problem and provide powerful solutions to help restore your oral health. To schedule your all-on-4 dental implant consultation, call us at 954-252-1390.